Affiliate Window bug

While adding a product to a website today through Affiliate Window I noticed that an Amazon product showed up. This is odd I thought, Amazon using Affiliate Window. So I added a post on the A4U forum about the incident. Further investigations showed that the Amazon link actually had the Amazon affiliate ID for News International (The Sun) embedded into it. They would receive all commissions from any sales I generated!!!

Within 10 minutes of posting the thread I received a phone call from Chris at Affiliate Window saying that it was an error and that their engineers had no idea how it happened. It appears that the Sun website receive Amazon products through Affiliate Window, but the rest 0f us shouldn’t. I, apparently, managed to break the system.

Go me.

Thanks to Chris for jumping on this so quickly as well.

Darren Jamieson, aka MrDaz, is the Technical Director and co-founder of Engage Web and has been working online in a career spanning two decades. His first website was built in 1998 and is still live today.

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